Lynda Moore

Birthday:

Feb. 17, 1948

Sponsor:

Cycle the WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere)

Years competing:

29

Titles/accomplishments

Many OLD titles. My favorite was the Al Romero Classic in Norwalk, CA. Also 3rd in 1984 US Open 8 Ball, Detroit; "in the money" in many including the Disneyland Classic, The Music City Open, the Texas River City Open, Hard Times Open 9 ball. Many years ago I won many titles/tournaments in Washington & Oregon.

Cue: Roger Pettit sneaky pete, 18 oz., 10mm tip
Case: Just a case...nuthin' fancy
Table: Brunswick Gold Crown of any sort, 4 1/2 X 9
Pool room(s):

OLD 211 Billiards with the rickety elevator, Ben Paris, the Green Felt. I would say Jillian's, Uncle Jack's or the Parlor, and even PJ Pockets

Last book read:

"MAX" by James Patterson

Favorite movie:

To Kill a Mockingbird

What's playing on your iPod?

Bob Seger, Seal, Alicia Keys, Trace Adkins, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Carole King

How did you start playing pool?

My ex-husband was a player & gambled a lot at anything connected to pool. I got sick of sitting in the chair watching him, and asked the owner of our local pool hall (in New York) to 'teach me how to play' so I could beat my husband the next WEEK!! After the gales of laughter subsided he told me it took years to learn to play. That sounded like a challenge to me! When I picked up a cue that first time and made a ball WHAP! into the pocket, I was hooked.

Do you have any advice for beginners?

Don't listen to your husband or boyfriend and think just because he is a man that he automatically will know more about pool than you (if you are a woman!). Go with your gut, practice, practice, practice! Set up shots that are tough for you and hit them until they are just part of your repertoire of shots. WATCH! You can learn a lot from watching great players. And don't play your opponent... play the GAME.

Favorite pro:

Wow! Now -- or then??? I would say my favorite women's pro is Ewa Mataya or Belinda Calhoun, both great ladies. I always liked Mike Sigel, and loved watching Buddy Hall. Now I love to watch Alex P.! What a kid!